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Re: Michael..Followup (archive)

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Posted by MRH on March 31, 2000 at 14:07:52:

In Reply to: Michael..Followup posted by DD on March 31, 2000 at 11:15:34:

: You can purchase the Bentley manual right here at the bimmer store for less than 60.00 +s/h.

The relays I am referring to are under the black cover on the passenger side inner fender well close to the windshield. Inside this compartment are 3 relays and several modules one of which is the motronic unit. I replaced all three of those relays, I just could not remember what it was called. They are not that expensive, around 14.00 each at the dealer. The fuel filter is in front of the fule tank on the passenger side and can easily be accessed with the passenger side rear wheel removed. You may have to remove the plastic inner fender held on with 3 fasteners. Be sure to get the BMW filter. I replaced mine with one from AUTOZONE, it seems to work ok but is about 4 inches shorter and not less expensive. The fuel pump is located inside the fuel tank and can be accessed through an access panel in the trunk. Honestly, buy the Bently and all this will be perfectly clear. I do not have a way to digitalize the sections in the manual to send to you. Also check the air intake rubber parts. The 535 routs alot of rubber stuff over hot exhaust and can deteriorate from that heat and lack of or careless maint. Check the air filter, pull the connections apart and clean as necessary including the air meter(just look at that) clean carefully, it is sensitive. Also make sure that there are no vacuum leaks, check the oil dipstick as there are two small o rings that can be missing or not sealing good enough. I now have a 525 but have owned a 535 e28 and can help some.

After you get the bugs worked out you will really enjoy the car. Go ahead an change the fluids front to back. If you don't have service records, you should either perform or have performed an inspection II. This inspection is fairly extensive (and can be expensive), checking all main systems of the car.

Perhaps someone here can send you a digital copy of the inspection II chart.

The e34 is fairly easy to maintain. Learn to shop for parts. The prices vary widely. For the most part, stick with OEM parts, join the bmw car club (you get a magazine that is useful). This forum is a wealth of information. Some really helpful folks.

Some useful places to look into.,, Vertex. Purchase Bimmer magazine.

Email me if you like at [email protected]

Good luck

89 525ia 171,000

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